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Archive for May 16th, 2012

  • Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies

    May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this March 12, 2012 file photo, Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a press conference in Mexico City. Fuentes, Mexico’s most celebrated novelist and among Latin America’s most prominent authors, died on May 15,...

  • Historic diamond sold for $9.7 million at auction

    May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this May 2, 2012 file photo an employee shows the Beau Sancy diamond, 34.98 carat, at Sotheby’s auction house in Zurich, Switzerland. Marie de Medici wore it at her coronation as Queen Consort of Henry IV in 1610, and now the Beau Sancy...

  • Review: ‘Battleship’ loud, dumb but stays afloat

    May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, a naval ship is attacked by an invader in a scene from “Battleship.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures) “Battleship” is big, dumb fun that knows it’s big, dumb fun and...

  • ‘Idol’ favorite would continue winner monotony

    May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this May 9, 2012 file photo provided by Fox, contestant Phillip Phillips performs on the singing competition series “American Idol,” in Los Angeles. With the eleventh season finale of “American Idol” just a week away,...

  • Neil Sedaka turns his calendar girl into dino pet

    May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this April 30, 2012 file photo, singer and children’s book author Neil Sedaka poses for a portrait in New York. At 73, the singer-songwriter enlisted the aid of his twin granddaughters as kiddie backup singers on the three-song CD tucked into the...

  • PBS fall schedule offers U.K. hits, US history

    May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This image provided by Neal Street Productions shows, from left, Bryony Hannah, Jessica Raine and Helen George in “Call The Midwife,” a British drama about midwifery in the 1950s that opens PBS’ fall schedule on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Neal...

  • Food Network host to drive Indy 500 pace car

    May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Guy Fieri arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. The 138th Kentucky Derby will be held Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Guy Fieri, host of the Food Network’s hit show...

  • Lack of trust in Facebook may hold back ad sales

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A worker sits in the Facebook office in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2012. The company Mark Zuckerberg created as a Harvard student eight years ago is preparing for what looks to be the biggest Internet IPO ever. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) NEW YORK (AP) —...

  • Deficit summit brings about more talk, no answers

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2012 Fiscal Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Government leaders past and present gathered in Washington on...

  • Former Ford exec. Harold ‘Red’ Poling dies at 86

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan 6, 1993 file photo, then-Ford Motor Co. chief Harold “Red” Poling, left, walks outside with then-president-elect Bill Clinton and vice president-elect Al Gore after a meeting between the incoming U.S. leaders and auto industry...